6 Best Dark Mode Extensions for Chrome
Google Chrome officially supports the dark theme, but it only works in certain areas like bookmarks bar and tabs. However, it doesn’t work on web pages, which is where it is most needed. That’s why we have compiled 6 dark mode extensions for Chrome that enable a dark theme on all websites.
Web pages are usually white with black text, but people who prefer dark mode don’t like this appearance. They prefer web pages with a black background and white text. Unfortunately, Chrome themes don’t allow you to do this. That’s why we need the help of Chrome dark mode extensions.
We have selected the top 6 Chrome extensions for making websites dark. All of them are compatible with images and don’t change the colors of the image. Let’s explore them.
1. Dark Reader
One of the best and most used dark mode extensions for Chrome is Dark Reader. It works on all websites, including social media platforms (such as Facebook and Instagram) and Google products (Drive, Sheets, Docs), as well as blogs. The extension provides a natural and immersive dark theme for the website.
Once installed, the extension automatically applies a dark theme to open tabs, allowing you to customize brightness, contrast, and other features such as sepia and dark grayscale. Additionally, you can add websites to the whitelist or blacklist.
2. Luna Reader
Similar to Dark Reader, Luna Reader applies the dark theme to all websites, both currently opened and new ones. While it feels natural for most websites, you might notice color changes in certain areas.
Like Dark Reader, ClearURLs allows you to customize brightness, contrast, and grayscale. Additionally, it has a night shift mode with a yellow effect. Other features include blacklist, whitelist, and scheduling.
3. Midnight Lizard
If you are new to dark mode and your eyes are adjusting to dark websites, try this extension. It offers a basic dark theme and various color schemes to choose from, which you can customize according to your needs.
When customizing, you can change colors for background, text, links, borders, images, and more.
4. Dark Mode
Another extension that changes web page background color to black is Dark Mode. Though it doesn’t allow manual customization of brightness or contrast, it offers different dark styles, the ability to disable custom themes for selected sites, and site whitelisting.
Unlike other extensions, it only allows brightness adjustment.
The auto-mode in this extension can be customized in the settings. It also allows you to whitelist specific sites. While all the colors are visible, the dark mode may appear unnatural in some areas.
6. Turn Off the Lights
The mentioned extensions work on web pages to darken the background. If you’re specifically interested in videos, this dark mode extension might be a good choice.
The extension focuses on the playing video and dims the rest of the content. You can use it on popular video sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Hulu, Vimeo, etc. It offers customizable features related to videos. You can enable or disable things on these sites as per your preference.
Bonus: Enable Dark Theme for Websites in Incognito Mode
Dark mode extensions installed on Google Chrome are typically limited to regular browsing mode. However, some extensions offer settings to enable dark mode in incognito mode as well.
To enable dark mode on websites in incognito mode, follow these steps:
1. Open Chrome and click the three-dot icon at the top.
2. Select “More tools” and then “Extensions”.
Step 2: Click on the Details button under the dark mode extension you want to use in incognito mode.
Step 3: Enable the toggle next to Allow in incognito.
Step 4: Open incognito mode and use the extension as you would in normal mode.
Even though the above extensions bring the dark theme to web pages in Chrome, having a native option is special. We hope Google offers the dark mode for web pages in its latest Chrome versions.
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